SKS Conversion for AK Mags

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  1. CountryGunsmith

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    (10/28/01 1:53:13 pm)
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    My dad owns a Norinco SKS in 7.62x39, which you feed 10 rounds through the top with stripper clips. The rounds go into a sorta permanent mag (hard to describe, but you probably know what I mean) which opens up from bottom, to release any unfired rounds.

    I'm interested in converting it to a true detachable magazine, to make it a little easier to load, and get more than 10 shots out of it. What's the best/easiest way to approach this problem?

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    There are several aftermarket possibilities.

    Check out: www.sksman.com
    and www.sksparts.com

    A word of warning: be aware that some legal issues may exist. Check the laws where you are first.

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    Edited by: AntiqueDr at: 10/28/01 2:09:05 pm

    gpostal
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    (10/28/01 9:50:22 pm)
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    pro you said "true detachable magazine" you will not obtain anything close, most of the detachable sks mags will have a duck bill lip ,which will require a little filing and fitting ,I have yet to see one that works right ,{nothing you want to do in the dark any way } there is a company ,I don't know if it is one doc listed or not ,this company claims to make a insert that makes a sks take "their" ak-47 style mags ,I will look it up and post it later

    I am not against converting them myself ,but I also personally don't advise doing it ,not worth the trade off in my opinion

    AntiqueDr
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    It is. sksparts.com


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